Marble analysis, 4767

Male head with a cap

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey) or Pentelikon (Greece)?


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.58 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.40 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.65 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to brown and dark brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: strong to weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

The stable isotope data, the MGS, the texture and the cathodomicrofacies support Afyon or Pentelikon as the origin of this marble. However, the cathodoluminescence pattern is closer to that of Afyon marble than to that of the typical Pentelikon marble.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2016)